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Old 03-29-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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Hello! I am a single 27 year-old female relocating from Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale. I am looking for a one bedroom apartment in a nice, safe, family-oriented neighborhood. I am applying to several universities in the area to obtain my Doctorate. If you all could please give me advice on the best areas to live, I would appreciate it tremendously
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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as of now, my plan is to move into camden las olas in the fall. they have studios for just under $1200, and it is a nice complex with all different types of people, mainly 20-something young professionals like myself. (my only negative feedback is thin walls from what i've heard, and the kitchen appliances are not modern style i.e. stainless refrigerator, electric stove, etc)

it is a large apartment complex located downtown with several amenities.

i think that is that best deal for the location, otherwise there are very nice inexpensive places west of the city in the lauderhill, plantation, and sunrise suburban areas.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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thin walls can be a big deal! i wouldnt move into a place knowing that the walls and or ceilings have poor sound reduction. unless you enjoy hearing your neighbors fart and poop.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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Every place has thin walls. There is no such thing as an apartment community or building in Fort Lauderdale that has THICK walls, unless its made out of cynderblock. Most of the newer buildings downtown have concrete exteriors, but interior walls are nothing but drywall. Rental apartment complexes, forget about it.

As far as "best areas to live"- Las Olas, particularly the luxury buildings, are the "best" places to live here. But they are also the most expensive. A single person on an average $40,000 income cannot afford a one-bedroom in a luxury condo like that. You'd have to find a roommate and live in a 2/2 to afford it or have a job that pays well above average.

The more affordable areas are Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale By The Seas, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek, and Weston. Plantation and Davie are the best suburbs in terms of location and affordability for someone younger in my mind.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Ok thanks, what areas should I avoid?
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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$1200 as a doctoral student?? Good for you, I could barely afford that as a postdoc here! Anyway, $1200 is a lot for a studio, you can easily get a proper 1-br or even 2-br for that price. By the way, "thin walls" is not about drywall at all, it's the effort (or lack of effort) that went into sound insulation behind/within the drywall. Newer condos tend to have better sound insulation than complexes built as apartments, and in this market, they often are a better value than apartment complexes.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Are you set on living in the city of Fort Lauderdale? It is very expensive and not that safe. You won't be able to afford a luxury unit on $1200. You'd probably be better off looking elsewhere like Davie, Plantation, or Pompano Beach (eastern half).

Avoid anything west of US1 in Fort Lauderdale, and anything west of Dixie Highway in the rest of Broward County.
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